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Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast

Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast

Home Health Care & ServicesHospice Care

About Us

Marion Oeschsner saw a need in Indian River County for a home healthcare agency committed to delivering quality care in patient’s homes, so she organized a group of dedicated volunteers to form a Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). That group of volunteers, now known as the VNA’s founders, included Celeta Arden, Helen Brackins, George Kuhn, Ann Marie McCrystal, John Moore, Barbara Morrison, Marion Oechsner and William Terry. They chose to make the home care agency a VNA because of the non-profit status VNA companies hold, and they wanted to set the standard that the organization would serve all those in the community regardless of their financial standing. In 1975, the VNA was fully established and made 80 home visits in its first month of operation.

Since its inception, the VNA has grown and expanded increasing its services to include hospice and private duty nursing, making it the only local, non-profit home care agency able to provide a continuum of care for its patients. In 2000, the VNA Hospice House opened. This 12-bed, state-of-the art facility offers 24/7 hospice care for its residents and families at end of life. In 1992, VNA's Mobile Health Clinic took to road offering low-cost healthcare throughout IRC.

As a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality care regardless of their ability to pay. Through the generosity of our donors, the VNA & Hospice Foundation is able to support the programs and services of the VNA of the Treasure Coast.

Rep/Contact Info

Suzanne Gallagher
Director Marketing and Communications
Carmen Luca
Director of Private Care